Former UFC star Sage Northcutt got a rude awakening at ONE championship: Enter the Dragon event in Singapore as he got brutally knocked out in just 29-seconds of the first round by Cosmo Alexandre.
The fight started with Northcutt landing the first strike that sent Cosmo back into the ropes, but out of nowhere a huge right hand by Cosmo dropped Sage Northcutt and that laid him face-first on the matt.
However, the knockout had done more damage to Northcutt than previously thought. In an Instagram post, he revealed that he suffered eight fractures which forced him to undergo a nine-hour long surgery in Singapore.
‘Fresh out of surgery,’ he wrote in an Instagram post. ‘I had eight fractures and a nine-hour intense operation.
‘Feeling blessed for the amazing care and all the support from my family, friends and fans! My Terminator face is not too Shabby. ‘I’ll be back!’ Next post is catheter removal… stay tuned.’
Sage Northcutt was riding on a three-fight winning streak in the UFC when he was released by the American Martial Arts company. The Asian MMA giant ONE championship wasted no time in signing the young, charismatic American star. This loss will be a minor setback for the promotion as they were banking on Northcutt as the promotions face for dominance in the US market.